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Euro Garages seeks consent for new-to-industry site
11 September, 2019
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Euro Garages has applied for planning permission to build a petrol filling station and convenience store on Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The corner site on the A191 Kenton Lane North was previously occupied by the Crofters Lodge public house, and unlike many Euro Garages developments no drive-thru fast food restaurant is included as part of the development.

A planning statement by Euro Garages’ planning consultants, WYG, notes that an application for a drive-thru restaurant on the site was refused in 2014, and states that the current proposal “is considered a more appropriate use”.

The plan incorporates four pump islands covered by a canopy, including an HGV filling pump, and a 235sq m convenience store which would operate 24 hours a day.

It also includes air, water and car vacuuming equipment and 13 parking bays. In addition there will be provision for two future electric vehicle charging bays, with the infrastructure incorporated.

It is estimated that the completed development would provide five full-time and 15 part-time jobs.


When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?